Professor of Medicine


Dr. Mende completed Medical School at the University of Hamburg in Germany, followed by postdoctoral training in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Hamburg and in the Cardiovascular Division of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She launched a career as an independent scientist and principal investigator at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mende was recruited by Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School to help establish a new Cardiovascular Research Center in 2005. Her research has focused on cell signaling in heart cells under normal and pathophysiological conditions. Her work has been funded by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has also been serving as grant reviewer for many years.

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